Mayor Jerry Demings Signs Off on Universal Orlando Reopening Proposal

This morning, Orange County Mayor, Jerry Demings officially signed off on Universal Orlando Resort’s proposal to reopen on June first. Last night Demings, did a live interview with CNBC where he stated he would approve the proposal Friday morning.

The presentation by Universal Orlando Resort stated they planned to reopen June 1st and 2nd with just staff. Immediately followed by partial opening to Annual Passholders and invited guests on June 3rd and 4th. A full public opening will be on June 5th. These plans are up for a vote to approve. 

Terms of the opening:

  • All guests will have to wear masks
  • Valet will be suspended
  • Capacity will be limited to ensure safe social distancing
  • Interactive play areas will be closed
  • All water and mist elements will be removed
  • Virtual lines will be implemented in the parks as well as the water parks
  • The single rider lines will be removed
  • Updates will be given to guests via the Universal app
  • Post show meet and greets will be removed
  • Menus will be single use, paper menus.
  • Mobile ordering has been added for all locations
  • Contactless payments will be used, but cash will be accepted with additional precautions for guests and team members
  • Team members will be self temp checking at home and at the parks
  • Ambassadors will be scattered throughout the parks to help guests 
  • Additional hand sanitizing locations have been added
  • Staff will be required to wash every 30 mins
  • Signs will be located at toll booths, throughout the parks, and online for guest expectations of safe health practices
  • Floor signs have been added to help guests social distancing at least 6 feet

Source: Office of Orange County Mayor, Jerry Demings